Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Patty Murray of Washington state highlight concerns about virtual charters' academic outcomes and management practices.
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October 10, 2018
October 03, 2018
The grants were awarded under the STOP School Violence Act, which was passed by Congress soon after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 dead.
September 27, 2018
Traumatized students in need of counseling. Schools without electricity. That's the picture of life in schools in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands painted by witnesses at a forum organized by House Democrats.
September 26, 2018
Education Secreary Betsy DeVos is close to knowing how much money her department has to spend next fiscal year, with a final bill now before President Donald Trump.
September 25, 2018
While state education chiefs praised the Every Student Succeeds Act for giving them new flexibility, Democratic senators said using federal money to arm teachers would be a terrible mistake.
September 20, 2018
There has been a tremendous amount of upheaval for education on the island since Hurricane Maria, including hundreds of school closures and a significant drop in enrollment.
September 18, 2018
The bill for fiscal 2019 includes a $581 million increase in total U.S. Department of Education spending over current levels for fiscal 2018.
September 16, 2018
We finally have an idea of how, and just how much, Congress wants to spend on education in the coming fiscal year.
September 13, 2018
Those in charge of the Education Department's budget appear ready to reject the Trump team's push to cut the department's overall budget.
September 09, 2018
If Democrats win the House in the November midterm elections, expect them to focus heavily on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' civil rights record. But how often would they call her to testify?